Miriam recalls her last conversation with her brother being about him trying to help members of his group escape the crackdown.
This should not just be limited to victims of the current crackdown.
The first explanation is the simplest: The Chinese government has accelerated its crackdown on online speech.
Particular bars and nightclubs are earmarked as gay-friendly despite the crackdown, members told The Daily Beast.
The crackdown on Friday came on the heels of strong diplomatic pressure from neighboring Turkey as well as Saudi Arabia.
“It dealt with the consequences of the Green Movement crackdown and how it affected the lives of a family,” said Panahi.
The crackdown could, of course, be turned off just as quickly as it was turned on.
The stand was closed as part of the crackdown on La Familia, who are believed to number over 5000.
Though they were released a day later, this crackdown sent shockwaves through the dissident community in Egypt.
Then there was a crackdown on Catholics, with houses being searched for hiding places for priests.
A particular instance or severity of punishment, law enforcement, etc: The Mayor again vowed a crackdown on the porn shops (1930s+)